Following Sold-Out Event and Rave Reviews, Registration Opens for Web 2.0 Summit 2009

Invitation Requests Now Being Accepted

Dec 18, 2008

Web 2.0 Summit, which took place Nov. 5-7, 2008, focused on how the Web can help solve the world's most pressing problems, creating interest that sold the event out for the fifth consecutive year. The theme "Web Meets World" explored how the Web is changing the world -- touching healthcare, finance, global warming -- while simultaneously engaging those outside the industry to look to the Web for solutions. Scores of speakers challenged the current economic malaise with their revolutionary ideas for Web 2.0 innovation, business growth and problem solving. Due to the positive response, conference organizers have begun accepting invitation requests for Web 2.0 Summit 2009 taking place in San Francisco October 20-22.

The invitation-only Web 2.0 Summit featured a lineup of notable speakers including former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post, Shai Agassi with a Better Place and Lance Armstrong. Program chair John Battelle, chairman and publisher of Federated Media, and co-moderator Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, presented a program in which more than 70 extraordinary thinkers and leaders in healthcare, genetics, energy, the environment, finance, global business, and politics spoke. An intimate setting capped at 1,000 attendees gave everyone a chance to participate and engage with these thought leaders through incisive plenary sessions, cut-through-the-hype conversations, rapid-fire "high order bits," "show me" presentations and in-depth workshops. All keynote videos and presentations from the conference can be found at

  Upcoming Web 2.0 conferences:

  -- Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco in San Francisco March 31-April 3, 2009
  -- Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco October 20-22, 2009
  -- Web 2.0 Expo in New York November 16-19, 2009

Requests for invitations for Web 2.0 Summit 2009, co-produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb, in San Francisco October 20-22, 2009 are now being accepted. Attendance is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialogue among all participants. Request an invitation at General attendee registration and media credentials are by invitation only.

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